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Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter with Leaf Removal

Fall Leaf Removal Kansas City Overland Park

SK Lawn Care Leaf Removal Kansas City Overland Park

Your lawn naturally goes into winter dormancy to protect itself from the harsh winter conditions.  Although, the grass does need a little help for it to thrive in the spring.  One important thing that needs to be done to your lawn and landscape is applying a quality winterizing fertilizer application.  This provides the lawn and landscape with essential nitrogen and potassium to encourage deep root growth and provide the plants with essential nutrients.  This allows your lawn to green up faster in the spring, and be overall more healthy.  If you have an irrigation system, it is important to have it properly winterized to relieve the water pressure so the pipes do not burst during the long cold winter.

In addition to feeding the lawn and properly winterizing your irrigation system it is important to remove the fallen leaves from your lawn.  Having a thick layer of leaves on the lawn will suffocate lawn from essential sunlight and oxygen which will result in a dead lawn in the spring.  Additionally, over winter the dead leaves on the lawn leach acidity into the soil which creates an undesirable soil composition for healthy grass.  Dead leaves in your landscape can be beneficial because many plants in landscape beds prefer acidic soil.  Of course it is important to consider moderation.  Too much of anything can be bad for plants.  So it is important to remove the leaves at least once or twice from you landscape in the fall.  Leaf removal in Kansas City, Overland Park, and Leawood can be a daunting task to handle.  We have many large trees that drop leaves at various times in the fall.  Removing the leaves as they fall is ideal, although require a lot of time and work.  That is why it is ideal to hire professionals to remove the leaves for you.  Professional leaf removal allows the landscaper to remove the leaves from your lawn in a timely manner, and gives you more time for other obligations, such as the holidays.  Leaf removal also allows the landscaper to understand more about your lawn and exactly what it needs other than leaf removal.  A professional landscaper will be able to tell you how often you need your lawn mowed, fertilized, and if the trees need pruning.  All this information can be assessed with leaf removal.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs.  Let us remove one item from your chore list by removing the leaves from your lawn and landscape.  When we do a leaf removal on your lawn, we will be able to help you have a healthy lawn in the spring, and the best part is you won’t have to worry about leaf removal.  Let SK Lawn Care remove the leaves from your lawn and landscape so you can prepare for the holidays and not have to work outside in the cold.  Contact SK Lawn Care for all your lawn and landscape needs, and contact us today for leaf removal.  Our leaf removal schedule fills up quickly this time of year, so contact us today to reserve your spot for leaf removal before the holidays.  We still have a few positions open right before Thanksgiving, so contact us today to remove the leaves from your lawn and landscape to impress both you and your guests.

For A Free Estimate For Leaf Removal & Leaf Clean Up In Overland Park, Kansas City or Leawood, call (816) 372-4965 in Kansas City and (913) 940-6795 in Overland Park, Leawood and Mission Hills.

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

SK Lawn Care Provides Top Quality Lawn Renovation Services

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At SK Lawn Care we know how important your lawn is when it comes to maintaining your property.  Having a nice lawn can increase the curb appeal for selling your home, and makes your lawn much easier to take care of.  By having a thick lush lawn keeps weeds from invading because there is no room for the weeds to grow.  Additionally, weed spray applications can be costly and can harm pets, people, and other plants on your property if the technician applying the spray is not properly trained.  We make sure all our technicians are properly trained, and post signs warning passing traffic to stay off the lawn.  Although having a thick lush lawn can be easy if the right products are used.  Many people think all grass seed is the same.  This is incorrect.  It is important to look at the label of the grass seed for the germination rate, weed seed percentage, and inert matter percentage.  These numbers, while small, can have a big affect on the result of seeding your lawn.  At SK Lawn Care we use only premium quality grass seed.  Whether you prefer fescue, blue grass, or rye grass, all of our seed has a 95%-98% germination rate with 0% weed seed, and 0% inert matter.  This means the seed we apply will germinate without any weeds.  Of course any time the soil is churned up there is a chance of weeds popping up from off sight locations.  Although when we apply seed, we apply it at 10 pounds per thousand square feet to choke out the weeds.  We recommend aerating and seeding your lawn every fall to keep the lawn thick and lush.  If your lawn is in desperate need of help we recommend verticutting to remove thatch build up and optimal coverage of new grass.  We also recommend pairing these services with a quality fertilizer program.  This helps prevent weeds from starting and feeds the grass so it is well nourished and healthy.  So contact SK Lawn Care today for all your lawn renovation needs, and see how we can make caring for your lawn easy and care free.

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services and Landscape Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Landscaping   Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

Fall is the Best Time to Restore Your Lawn and Landscape In Kansas City, Overland Park, and Leawood

Fall is the best time to revamp your lawn and landscape.  The warm days and cool nights create an ideal environment for planting new grass, shrubs, and trees.  It offers warm soil and adequate moisture to begin new growth.  Planting new grass in the fall allows the seed to take root and establish itself before winter dormancy.  This will make your lawn thicker and healthier in the spring.  SK Lawn Care recommends aerating and/or verticutting your lawn any time grass seed is applied.  We also recommend applying a quality starter fertilizer when seeding, and another application of quality starter fertilizer one month after planting.  This gives the lawn an extra boost of nutrients to establish roots and thrive.

Planting shrubs and trees in the fall is also ideal.  The fall is a great time to do any landscaping, so that your landscape looks nice and is ready to go in the spring.  We also recommend adding mulch to flower beds that need additional mulch.  Having a nice thick layer of mulch going into winter keeps your new plants from going into shock on the first frost.  It helps retain warmth and moisture on the first frost for your landscape.  Your lawn and landscape are large investments in your properties curb appeal.  So it is important to take care of it at the proper time.  By doing so, both your lawn and landscape will be healthier, and much less expensive to maintain, rather than waiting until it needs help.  Contact SK Lawn Care today for all your lawn and landscape needs in Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, and Prairie Village.

 

SK Lawn Care is full service lawn care company specializing in landscaping services for Overland Park, Kansas City and Leawood. During the fall we recommend that homeowners and business owners have their lawns over-seeded, aerated, verticut and have the leaves removed for a healthy, beautiful lawn. For quality lawn care and landscaping services call (816) 372-4965 in Kansas City and (913) 940-6795 in Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe and Mission Hills.

Call (913) 940-6795 For A Free Estimate or

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SK Lawn Care Offers Lawn Care Services In Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills & the entire Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawn Overseeding    Lawn Aerating    Lawn Verticutting   Leaf Removal   Lawn Cleanup

Don’t Let Summer Heat Damage Your Lawn

Don’t Let The Summer Heat Damage Your Lawn

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We all know that during the hot summer months the hot and dry conditions can really take a toll on your lawn.  Unless you have an irrigation system in place it is almost impossible to not have any brown patches in your lawn this time of year.  This can be avoided with a few simple steps.  One of the main things you can do to prevent this is occasional watering.  Without an irrigation system this can be quite time consuming.  Although you don’t have to water every day.  By simply watering the lawn a couple times per week, in the morning preferably, your lawn can go into dormancy with out much damage to the lawn.  Additionally, by watering for long periods of time a couple times per week encourages deep root growth which will make your lawn more resistant to drought conditions.  Another step we recommend is aerating, fertilizing, and seeding your lawn annually.  This also encourages deep root growth, provides the lawn with essential nutrients, and is a great opportunity to counteract any pH imbalances in the soil.  SK Lawn Care provides all these services to our customers and ensures that by taking these steps your lawn will be thicker, healthier, and look much nicer year after year.  Contact us today to schedule your lawn renovation services.  Also, contact SK Lawn Care today for all your lawn and landscape needs.

 

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Time To Prepare Your Lawn For Fall Seeding

Prepare Your Lawn For Fall Seeding

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September is the ideal time to seed your lawn in Kansas and Missouri.  Before you seed your lawn it is important to prepare your lawn.  One of the most important things to do is kill all the weeds in your lawn first.  This includes both broadleaf weeds and grassy weeds.  By eradicating weeds before seeding allows the new grass to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients possible.  If you do not kill the weeds first, then they will rob new seedlings of vital nutrients.  SK Lawn Care recommends spraying weeds in August, aerating or verticutting the lawn, spreading seed at 10 pounds per 1000 square feet, and applying quality starter fertilizer in September.  Once this process is complete then all you have to do is water the lawn.  When watering it is important to keep the soil moist to allow quick seed germination.  By doing this process annually your lawn will be thick and healthy year after year.  Contact SK Lawn Care to begin the process by spraying weeds, and it is never too early to schedule your lawn renovation services.  Our schedule fills up quickly so contact us today for your free estimate.

 

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The Importance of Aerating and Seeding Your Lawn

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Aerating and Seeding Your Lawn Is Important

Routinely aerating and seeding your lawn will make a big impact on improving the appearance and health of your lawn.  Aerating your lawn naturally breaks down thatch, promotes deep roots, and creates a thick health stand of turf.  If you do not aerate your lawn the soil will become compact.  Compacted soil makes it more difficult for the lawn to absorb nutrients, water, and creates shallow roots.  When you have your lawn aerated it is important to apply seed, fertilizer, and any soil additives needed.  Fescue and Blue Grass are the most common types of grass in Kansas and Missouri, and the best time for this is in September.  The warm soil and cool evenings allow for fast seed germination, and allows the lawn to become well established before winter dormancy.  Adding fertilizer and soil additives provides the lawn with needed nutrients, and offsets and pH imbalances.  Have SK Lawn Care aerate and seed your lawn this September and come spring, you will have the best looking lawn in the neighborhood.  Contact SK Lawn Care today at www.sklawncarekc.com

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Maintaining a Fescue Lawn

Fescue grass is an excellent type of turf grass used in many lawns in the mid-west region.  Generally many people overlook the importance of regularly mowing, aerating, fertilizing, and seeding a fescue lawn.  Fescue grass is an excellent type of grass to use on many lawns in the mid-west region.  It is tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally it is fairly low maintenance and has an excellent green color.  One issue about fescue grass is that it does not spread naturally.  That is why it is important to regularly seed a fescue lawn.

Depending on the specific type of fescue, it is tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions.  Fescue lawns are tolerant to drought and traffic.  Additionally many types of fescue grow fairly well in the shade and fine fescues are often used in shade mix blends of grass seed.  Of course no grass will grow in an area where the shade density is too high.  All grasses need some sunlight, although many fine fescues offer fairly good coverage in shady areas of the lawn.  Regularly aerating and seeding a fescue lawn helps promote deep root growth and fills in thin areas of the lawn.

Another great feature about fescue lawns are there low maintenance, when maintained properly.  Proper maintenance includes regular mowing, watering, fertilizing, and aerating.  Fescue grass should be kept around 2 to 3 inches tall.  When mowing it is important to only cut a maximum of 1/3 of the total plant.  Meaning if you keep the grass at 3 inches tall, then you should never cut more than 1 inch each time you mow.  This is very common with most turf grasses.  Watering is also very important to all turf grasses, although fescue generally needs less water than bluegrass or bent grasses.  At minimum, fescue grasses should be watered every 21 days with at least one inch of water.  This is much less than many other types of turf grass.  Regular fertilization is also important in maintaining a this fescue lawn.  Supplementing the soil with additional nutrients will detour pests and promote vigorous growth.

Finally it is important to aerate and seed a fescue lawn regularly.  This can not be stressed enough, when you want a thick stand of turf.  The best time to aerate and seed is in the fall when cool season grasses naturally germinate.  Aerating promotes deep root growth, which helps with drought tolerance.  Additionally, aerating helps naturally break down thatch levels, and creates a thicker, healthier stand of turf.  By following these standards you will have a thick, beautiful stand of turf, with fairly low maintenance.  All turf grasses need some maintenance but fescue grass is an excellent choice for low maintenance.

For more information or to request service contact SK Lawn Care at 816.372.4965 or visit our website at sklawncarekc.com